It will come as no surprise that tours in Bordeaux mainly feature fine wines and vineyards. But there are some great tours on offer. Want to make your own wine?
SIGHTSEEING AND ACTIVITY TOURS IN AND FROM BORDEAUX
Explore the vineyards that have made Bordeaux wines famous the world over on this full-day wine tour. You will discover Bordeaux’s extraordinary wine heritage and history, and you will develop a taste for the fabulous wines of Bordeaux!
BORDEAUX SEGWAY TOUR
Explore Bordeaux in style and discover top attractions such as Place des Quinconces, Rue Sainte-Catherine, Place de la Comédie and Bordeaux Cathedral on this 1-hour Segway tour.
Following a guide, glide along the banks of the UNESCO World Heritage–listed Garonne River and through the bustling city centre. Visit historic monuments, cruise around grand squares and veer down shopping and dining streets thriving with visitors and Bordeaux locals alike. Your group size is limited to nine people for a personalised experience.
BORDEAUX CITY PASS
Discover Bordeaux with this city pass spending less. For those who wish to make the most of their stay, the Bordeaux Metropole city pass will give access to numerous monuments, cultural attractions and to La Cité du Vin (before 12pm only). The city pass is available for 24, 48 or 72 hours.
BORDEAUX SHORE EXCURSION: PRIVATE BORDEAUX AND ST-EMILION TOUR
When your ship arrives in Bordeaux, spend your time in port on a private city shore excursion of Bordeaux and St Emilion – two of the area’s most delightful towns. With a private guide you’ll have a one-hour tour of Bordeaux, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, followed by a tour of the charming village of St Emilion, full of narrow streets and historic buildings.
You will also enjoy a wine-tasting session in a breathtaking Grand Cru Classé chateau. Numbers are limited to eight people on this small-group tour, ensuring personalised attention from your knowledgeable guide.
SAINT-EMILION DAY TRIP FROM BORDEAUX: CHATEAU WINE TASTINGS AND LUNCH
This day trip from Bordeaux takes you to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed wine region of St-Emilion for a full day of wine tasting. Visit two château wine estates to tour the cellars, learn about the winemaking process, and taste the wines that give St-Emilion its prestigious reputation.
Enjoy a buffet lunch with your fellow wine lovers, and end the day with a guided tour and have some free time to spend in the village of St-Emilion and its underground monuments, such as the church and the hermitage.
BORDEAUX WINE AND CULINARY TOUR
Food and wine are a huge part of life in France and the area of Bordeaux is no exception. While you’re in Bordeaux, one of the premier wine regions of France, take advantage of its culinary bounty on a full-day wine and food tour. You’ll visit four wine estates and enjoy lunch at a local restaurant.
BORDEAUX SHORE EXCURSION: FULL DAY PRIVATE MEDOC WINE TOUR
When your cruise ship arrives in Bordeaux and you have only a single day to see the best of this area, book a private wine tour to the Médoc, one of France’s most well-known wine regions.
The Médoc produces some of the most renowned red wines in the Bordeaux wine region and offers some of the best wine-tasting opportunities in the whole of France. You will visit famous classified growth vineyards and castles, where you can taste wines from the Médoc and other French regions.
PRIVATE HELICOPTER TOUR OVER VINEYARDS: FROM BORDEAUX
Fly over Medoc and Saint-Emilion wine regions and get the best possible sky-high view of Bordeaux vineyards! Land in a wine-estate, right in the middle of the vines, and enjoy a private lunch paired with good wines from the château.
PRIVATE HOT AIR BALLOON TOUR OVER VINEYARDS: FROM BORDEAUX
Glide in the wind in a hot air balloon over Saint-Emilion vineyards! Guided by a local expert, discover the fascinating landscape of this wine-area, listed as UNESCO world heritage.
PRIVATE TOUR: MEDOC ROUTE des CHATEAUX WINE TASTING: FROM BORDEAUX
Head deep into French winemaking country on this 9-hour private Médoc castle tour from Bordeaux. Explore the so-called ‘route des châteaux’ du Médoc and discover Margaux, Saint-Julien, Pauillac and other famous appellations.
Along the way, visit three winemaking estates and learn the techniques and traditions at play from vine to glass. Enjoy a traditional French apéritif among the vines. Sample varietals such as merlot and cabernet, and blend them to your taste to create your own wine. Pick your own route to the castles of your choice with a private guide.
PAUILLAC MEDOC FULL DAY SELF-GUIDED CABRIOLET TOUR WITH WINE TASTING: FROM BORDEAUX
Discover the Médoc region and the vineyards of Pauillac on a day-long tour, at your own pace and with tasting included. You are free to explore grand-cru Châteaux but also cute or quirky less-well-known areas. You direct yourself at the wheel of a cabriolet, with its hood you can fold back and its boot to store your purchases.
The cabriolet contains a tablet-based multimedia guide which provides geolocated commentary on all the points of interest of the region so that you don’t miss anything. Quality content is available, including small anecdotes and historical information that let you in on Bordeaux and its vineyards’ secrets. With GPS navigation and route memory, you have options to go off the beaten track and make detours.
SMALL GROUP ST-EMILION BIKE TOUR FROM BORDEAUX INCLUDING WINE TASTINGS AND LUNCH
Spend a day exploring the French region of St-Emilion by bike, accompanied by a friendly guide. From Bordeaux, take a train or a minivan to the UNESCO-listed village of St-Emilion and enjoy a guided walking tour.
Then cycle to a family-run wine chateau for lunch. Enjoy a wine-tasting class and a tour of the wine cellars, before you continue biking through vineyards and past famous chateaux such as Petrus and Cheval Blanc. Stop at a Classified Growth chateau, and end your tour with a final wine tasting. Numbers are limited to 12 on this small-group tour, ensuring you’ll receive personalised attention from your guide.
BORDEAUX SUPER SAVER: MEDOC WINE TOUR AND LUNCH PLUS ST-EMILION OR GRAVES
This Bordeaux Super Saver takes you on a full-day wine tour to Médoc and either St-Emilion or Graves. With your expert guide visit prestigious classified-growth châteaux and charming family-run wine estates for guided tours of the vineyards, vat rooms and cellars, followed by wine tastings.
You’ll learn all about Bordeaux wine, winemaking and proper tasting tips as you savour a variety of wines paired with French bread and cheese. Break up your tastings with a lovely picnic lunch in Bordeaux. Numbers are limited to eight, ensuring a personalised experience.
BORDEAUX WINE TOUR: FROM SAN SEBASTIAN
Get up close to world-famous wine on this full-day Bordeaux wine tour, from San Sebastian. Although Bordeaux lies outside the limits of Spain, we think you’ll find their wines worth crossing the border for.
Take the journey north to perhaps the most acclaimed wine growing region in the world. This unique experience includes visits to France’s beautiful chateaux, so you can admire the magnificent architecture while having a sample of this national speciality.
WINE-MAKING WORKSHOP WITH BORDEAUX WINE TASTING AND VISIT TO THE CHATEAU PAPE CLEMENT IN PESSAC
This 2-hour tour will give you the opportunity of discovering Chateau Pape Clément, Grand Cru Classé de Graves winery and vineyards, and creating your own wine bottle to take home through an unforgettable wine-making experience.
The tour includes the visit of the Chateau, the wine-making workshop and a wine tasting of one of the Grand Cru of Château Pape Clément. The entire visit is animated by the wine cellar master of the Chateau, who is always happy to share the most amazing secrets of the site.
SELF-GUIDED BORDEAUX CITY SIGHTSEEING TOUR IN AN ELECTRIC VEHICLE WITH LA CITE DU VIN MUSEUM ENTRY TICKET
In this 1.5 hours tour, on board of your electric vehicle with a 360° view, you will discover the main highlights of Bordeaux: its monuments, its architecture and more, guided by your multimedia tablet.
Plus, you will get an open priority ticket to go to La Cite du Vin wine Museum where you will enjoy an audio-guided visit of the permanent tour and a wine tasting at the Belvédère, with its unique panoramic view of the city.